When we discuss sedation dentistry with new patients at David A Rice DDS in Elgin, we often encounter misconceptions. Sedation is offered to those patients coping with dental anxiety, or dental phobia. The purpose of this article is to de-bunk some of the most common myths.
Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious
Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment, they also fear the thought of not being in control. At David A. Rice, DDS, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.
Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment
Sedation dentistry is completely safe. Many patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.
Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry
Some dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your Illinois dental insurance benefits.
Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental
Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. In fact nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century. David A. Rice, DDS meets all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans and thousands of Illinois dental patients have safely received sedation for dental treatment.